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Electrophysiologic effects of somatostatin in man.

Experimental and clinical studies suggest that somatostatin, a regulatory peptide widely distributed in human tissues may have electrophysiologic effects. We studied a group of 14 patients who underwent a complete electrophysiologic study for different rhythm disturbances. Somatostatin significantly increased the spontaneous cycle length, the atrial and atrioventricular nodal effective refractory periods, and the Wenckebach cycle length. The AH and HV intervals during sinus rhythm remained unchanged. The effectiveness of somatostatin to interrupt paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardias was assessed in 18 patients. Termination was obtained in 15 (82.5%). Our results show that somatostatin has a significant electrophysiologic effect on the human heart, and confirm its clinical effectiveness in some arrhythmias.[1]


  1. Electrophysiologic effects of somatostatin in man. Ghirlanda, G., Santarelli, P., Uccioli, L., Sandric, S., Bellocci, F., Bianchini, G., Cotroneo, P., Greco, A.V. Peptides (1986) [Pubmed]
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